Website Casella Waste Systems

Facilities Maintenance Technician Job Highlights

Title Facilities Maintenance Technician
Type Full Time
Experience 1-5 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Rutland, VT, United States
Company Casella Waste Systems

Company Profile

Casella Waste Systems is a publicly-traded company and one of the nation’s leading providers of waste and recycling services. It provides resource management expertise and services to residential, commercial, municipal, and industrial customers in the areas of solid waste resource collection, recycling, organics, energy recovery, and disposal.

Job Profile

The company is searching for a Facilities Technician who will utilize knowledge of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic equipment.

Facilities Technician will install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair machinery or equipment, diagnose issues with machinery components and determine when adjustments or repairs are needed.

The Technician will have an increasing level of responsibility with an increase in experience and expertise.

Educational Qualification

  • The candidates should have a High School Diploma or GED
  • It is expected that the candidate is at least 18 years of age

Work Experience

  • Possess 1 to 5 years of experience diagnosing and repairing equipment
  • Possess progressive technician training


  • Cleans, inspects, or performs routine maintenance or minor repairs on recycling equipment, such as discs and belts to ensure proper functionality of MRF equipment.
  • Communicates equipment issue resolution to operators.
  • Establishes and adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules and advises Plant Maintenance Manager if additional work is needed or cannot be completed within the standard repair times.
  • Maintains a necessary log for daily equipment inspections to ensure that the risk of downtime is kept to a minimum.
  • Participates in training and other learning opportunities to expand knowledge of the company, products, sales and services and performs any other duties needed to help drive our vision, fulfill our mission, or abide by our core values.
  • Performs extensive housekeeping duties and uses a variety of small tools, hand-powered tools, and knives while complying with safety regulations.
  • Prevents plant breakdowns by performing planned preventive maintenance on conveying systems, power transmissions and other power-driven rotating equipment. All repairs and preventive maintenance are to be performed in conformance with an established company and federal standards.
  • Reads and interprets equipment manuals to perform required maintenance and service.
  • Recommends measures to improve production, equipment performance and product quality and makes service calls for emergency breakdowns.
  • Repairs or coordinates repair of worn defective machinery or equipment; tests machines to ensure that quality and rate of production meet specifications.
  • Works in extreme environments that are often “dirty”.

Career Path Definitions and Distinctions

A Technician-

Demonstrates the ability and shows a complete understanding of Level B skills and equipment, while beginning to show an increasing amount of knowledge of Level A skills. Level B mechanical skills and equipment include the use of calipers, an understanding of reading name plates, changing bearings, gearboxes, shafts, pulleys and conveyor belts, welding with torches, use of a hydraulic wrench, changing motors, voltmeter, hydraulic solenoids, changing coils, diagnose motors or gearboxes, making hydraulic hoses, and LOTO. Level B electrical skills and equipment include colt and multimeter, wire all motors and voltage, trouble-shooting motors, test fuses, change starters, overloads, input/output cards, program UFDs, run and bend conduit, wire motor as “Y” Delta, read name plates and change breakers in panels.

B Technician-

Demonstrates the ability and shows a complete understanding of Level C skills and equipment, while showing an increasing amount of knowledge of Level B Skills. Level C mechanical skills include grease bearings, knowledge of types of belts, lubrication (gear oils), ladders, and the use of all lifts and filter carts. Level C electrical skills include knowledge of wire sizes, splice connectors, knowledge of voltages, the ability to read labels on sub-panels to find the main supply, the ability to reset breakers, and what to do if they continue to trip.

Master Technician-

Demonstrates the ability to complete and understand all Level C, B, and A skills and equipment. Level A mechanical skills include vertical weld and overhead weld with a stick, diagnose dialed motor, gearbox and pumps, rebuilds gearbox, solenoids, motors, pumps (hydraulic/water), reads hydraulic schematics, welds 1/2” steal or larger. Level A electrical skills and equipment include Electrical schematics, low voltage, control wiring, 480/240/120 volts circuits, isolation tests on motors, diagnosis prof. buss circuits, conduit size, wire size, and wire count, wire a new panel by the schematic, and load calculation and balance panels. A master Technician should also demonstrate the ability to successfully lead and train a small team.


  • A demonstrated ability to work as part of a team in a collaborative environment and be legally eligible to work in the US.
  • Ability to work overtime when needed, and has the physical ability to lift 50 pounds on a frequent basis.
  • Excellent listening, and problem-solving skills, the ability to multitask and manage multiple repairs and the ability to read and write English is required.


  • The company offers from competitive wages to comprehensive medical plans to employee stock purchase and retirement savings options, and more.

Employer’s Statement

Casella Waste Systems is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company is committed to creating an environment of inclusion and mutual respect where opportunities are available to all applicants and team members without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, military and veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state laws.

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